(n.) A set of commands for marking a document so that it can be read by a web browser. All home pages on the World Wide Web are HTML documents, which is a subset of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). HTML codes, or tags, specify the function of a text string (title, heading, body, etc.), but they do not instruct a parser on how to display information. As a result, various browsers format documents differently.
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